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Procurement Manager - VR/22217

Status: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen
Ref: VR/22217
Rate: circa £45,000 per annum (negotiable)

*EXCLUSIVE* - fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager to join an Aberdeen-based pharmaceuticals company and leader in their specialist field.


Reporting to the Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for Procurement / Supply Chain Management. Leading on the negotiation of vendor contracts to achieve advantageous commercial terms in compliance with legal and finance function requirements.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:


  • Collaborating with Vendor Managers to obtain full clarity of requirements and expectations.
  • Managing the vendor selection process.
  • Negotiating with vendors to secure advantageous terms.
  • Supporting vendor managers in performance tracking.
  • Controlling spend, building a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Managing, training and supporting staff.
  • Managing contracts and contracting process.
  • Analysing and recommending cost and time efficiencies.


Applicants to this vacancy should offer a proven track record in procurement and experience in contract negotiation.  Previous experience in Pharmaceuticals / Life Sciences / Bio Tech would be an advantage but is not essential, other industry experience (e.g. Oil and Gas) will also be considered.


You should be a strong negotiator and comfortable at networking.  Organisational and problem-solving skills are essential, as are strong communication skills and the ability to prioritise a busy workload.  The ideal applicant will be commercially astute and capable of conducting detailed analyses.

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